One Tree Many Branches

The performing arts are a precious treasure, a gift given to mankind by God.  The tradition of excellence in music and drama is an important part of Ascension's worship milieu.  Our Concert Series of various high caliber performance media extends that excellence as a focal point in Ascension's outreach to the community.

All performances are open to the public and are held at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension.

No admission is charged but a free will donation will be accepted at each concert.  Please join us to enjoy these concerts and consider supporting the concert series by downloading and completing the attached form.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 4:30 PM
Step back in time and revel in a celebratory festival of music from the Baroque era (1590-1750).  The internationally-acclaimed group Black Tulip will provide an afternoon of music, dance, and costumes while exploring the rich cantatas for soprano and period instruments such as recorder, viola da gamba, lute and theorbo. One Tree Many Branches alumna Josefein Stoppelenberg provides the beautiful soprano voice for this unique and delightful ensemble.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 4:30 PM
Experience mesmerizing musical moments as the Gene Knific Trio (keyboard, bass, drums) and the Merling Piano Trio share the Ascension stage.  The Knific Trio is an adventerous group whose wide repertoire includes jazz, 20th-century classical, pop, rock & folk music.  The Merling Trio is recognized as one of today's premier ensembles, endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, precision and impeccable blend of sound.  The combination of these two extraordinary ensembles is sure to provide a unique afternoon of entertainment.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 4:30 PM

Gold Company is the internationally regarded Jazz Show Vocal Entertainment Ensemble from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  The group is directed by Greg Jasperse.  Members are selected by audition from Western’s enrollment of more than 23,000 students.  With between 11-16 singers and an instrumental ensemble, Gold Company performs in every style from vocal jazz and show tunes to the hits of today. The group has been selected several times as “Outstanding Vocal Jazz Ensemble” by the International Association for Jazz Education. The ensemble has been awarded over 45 “DB” awards from Down Beat magazine and has produced 7 CDs.

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